Peoria Public Works offers a number of programs to residents. You can contact the Department about any of the following programs. Comments or questions are welcome.
- Street Light Banner Program
Street banners are decorative signs placed temporarily on city poles, often to display upcoming events.
- Stormwater Credits and Grants
Program helps property owners repair eroding areas on their private property.
- Sanitary Sewer Backup Program
Program helps property owners in designated areas of the City to avoid sanitary sewer backups through basement floor drains or basement shower drains, during heavy rains. See Sewer Backup Prevention and Wildcat Sewer Lateral Programs Brochure (PDF).
- Honorary Street Signs
Allows citizens the opportunity to honor people who have made significant contributions to the community. Signs are displayed for a one-year period. $300 application fee.
- Mayor's Youth Program
Program engages Peoria teens through hands-on work experience and learning in various construction, landscaping and maintenance jobs available within the City. The summer program is open to teens ages 16 to 18.
- Paint a Plow Program
The Paint a Plow program allows Peoria organizations to paint a snowplow blade with messages of winter, snow and ice safety, City or community pride, or patriotism.
- Pole Banner Program
Pole Banners are decorative signs placed temporarily on city poles, often to display upcoming events.
- Slow Down, Look Around!
The concern for safety is so great, that the push to, 'Slow Down, Look Around,' is now a city of Peoria Public Works Department public safety campaign geared toward encouraging everyone to share the road and extend some common courtesies to avoid accidents.
- Planter Painting Policy
In the spring of 2021, the Public Arts Advisory Commission received a request to paint the City-owned concrete structures that are located in the right-of-way (ROW) at the intersection of Columbia Terrace and University Street. It was decided at that time that it was prudent to develop a policy to address not just the singular request but future requests for City-owned concrete structures located in the ROW, as the City desires to encourage the display of art in public spaces. See the policy and application.
- Murray Baker Bridge Lighting Requests
The Murray Baker Bridge Ornamental Lighting Program allows individuals or organizations in recognition of special events to change the system's light colors from dusk until dawn.The lights on the Murray Baker Bridge have been developed to set annual lighting plans and special request policies.